Re: NU Audio vs Sound Blaster X AE-5
Well I have one PC using an AE-5 and another using the NU audio. With the AE-5 set to 32bit 384khz playing NU audio's sample file "01_-_God,_The_Misanthrope" with the volume on Groove Music player at volume 80, headphone gain at "low 16-32ohm" and windows master volume at 30 on my HyperX Revolver S it is pretty loud. But at the same exact settings on my other PC with the NU soundcard @32-bit, 384khz but with the gain control at 5% for approximately 32ohm according to evga's manual on the same headphones the loudness is the equivalent to about volume 15 on the AE-5. With all settings alike volume is much lower on the NU audio card. I find myself having to raise the gain up high just to get decent volume out of my headphones compared to the AE-5. I have a dedicated sata power cable connected to the soundcard fyi.